State Summary: New Jersey, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
New Jersey
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: New Jersey, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • High enrollment in early childhood education
  • High percentage of fourth grade reading proficiency
  • Low percentage of women in poverty
Challenges
  • Low percentage of early and adequate prenatal care
  • High percentage of housing with lead risk
  • High prevalence of asthma among children
Highlights
  • Children in poverty decreased 26% from 16.7% to 12.3% of children ages 0-17 between 2013 and 2019
  • Infant child care cost increased 18% from 10.7% to 12.6% of married-couple's median income between 2017 and 2018
  • Low-risk cesarean delivery decreased 16% from 31.6% to 26.7% of singleton, term, vertex, first births between 2014 and 2019
  • Drug deaths increased 72% from 16.0 to 27.5 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019
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